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Recent content by mdmd

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    Who still prefers to use Windows 8 instead of 10

    I plan on using nt 6.2 forever! Couldn't care less about desktop menus or taskbar toolbars. The apps view in 8.1 and windows 10 is broken into alphabetic segments. I like the original design. Image resized to demo. The original snap feature of 1/4 screen works nicely for streaming while...
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    Post your Desktop

    ... resize menu in windows 10 nt 6.2 / windows 8.0 ​ Server 2012 / 8.0
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    Still Running Windows 8.0

    Yes! Server 2012 Standard (nt 6.2 / Windows 8.0) are the systems used on this machine. http://www.eightforums.com/chillout-room/47896-reporting.html#post390425 Server 2012 Server 2012 / 8.0 (nt 6.2) will be used going forward. Apps installed. ... 5-0 Scanner, Background Wallpapers HD...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    Hello Aliceb. Don't know ... just a thought ... Sometimes when there is a point made about switching between modes, often, many are not aware, just ... An adjustment to the visual effects can be made. Win + X - System - Advanced System Settings - Advanced - Performance - settings The start...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    That's an area I would rather not get into. Perhaps a supporter / user of Firefox or Chrome would post. I only use IE. How do Firefox and Chrome get their security updates? As far as staying metro, not many would go that way. I stay metro most of the time while netting (metro IE), but do so...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    The return to the start screen (or apps screen) will only happen if closing a metro app like the "immersive browser" (metro IE) or metro weather / anything from the store. Desktop programs will always return to the desktop when closed. I don't use Firefox or Outlook but I think they are both...
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    Windows 8.1 return to Start (Metro).

    Hello Aliceb. Welcome to 8 forums. There is a solution! You would have to complete windows updates to get to 8.1 update 1 http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/47424-how-do-you-know-if-you-have-updated-8-1-1-8-1-a.html Then right click on the taskbar to Taskbar and Navigation...
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    Reporting in...

    Thanks ... Also no problems, except - oops ! I'm staying with server 2012 standard / Windows 8.0 8 Server desktops. 81 has eliminated start screen tile color randomization shuffling 81 has blocked charms colorization in default themes 81 blocks auto placement of installed tiles 81...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    It's easy to say there's no point. I would say, primarily, it's an entry point to the Microsoft Store. It's a way to get people onboard with what Microsoft wants to sell. Some might say it's a way to get synchronization across devices. You'd have to go to a Microsoft website that sells its...
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    Tile customising

    Sure there is. Depends on what you need. You could use oblytile and / or create your own or change personalization to high contrast. Can do, with Paint Shop, Xara, Oblytile, etc...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    My computer monitor is a Westinghouse TV !
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    This is one of my one note rants I always get into. (Like your taskbar reference number) Funny thing is, I am on the opposite side of the fence with other start screeners. I, as well, prefer minimal start tiles, like 10 or less or NONE at all. I prefer none. The hierarchical issue is a matter...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    Oops, you got a second post in before I completed the first. I looked at a Surface, and wow, nice but my old age and eyes cannot handle the tiny size of everything. Same with desktop monitors, same with file explorer, same with tiles. I cannot function without huge, vision impaired stuff. I...
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    No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources

    I was expecting this. You like to pick sentence by sentence. If that is your choice. ok. Here is a reference. I assume you scroll web pages. My monitor is not as good as yours (or others, I think). Going with that resolution creates an awful blur, unreadable. Have you increased your DPI...